50 years of IMC Ladies Wing: Women not required to submit marriage or divorce certificate for passport, says PM Modi

13 April 2017, 06:56 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Pic: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Pic: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the 50th year celebrations of the IMC Ladies Wing. In a tweet, PM Modi said, he will join the programme thorough video conferencing.

The Ladies’ Wing of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a premier business and professional women’s organisation. It has more than 2200 members, consisting of entrepreneurs, managers, professionals and women from leading business houses.

Here are the highlights of his speech:

#Women don't have to submit marriage/divorce certificate for passport. It'll be their discretion to use father/mother's name in passport

#Over 1.20 crore women belonging to weaker sections in rural areas have benefitted through Ujjwala Yojana. We aim to achieve 5 crore mark

#We are initiating measures to empower the women. We want them to shine. Over 70% people who have got loans under Mudra Yojana are women

#We have recently passed the Maternity Bill. Number of leaves have been more than doubled from 12 to 26 weeks

#Mahatma Gandhi advocated women empowerment. At the time when he returned to India, Bapu met Ganga Baa who gifted him the 'Charkha'

#Women of our country have the potential and they strive hard for success in their field

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#From Panchayats to Parliament, wells in villages to Silicon Valley, women are leading from the front

#Any sector we look at today, women are excelling and performing better day by day: PM

#The 50th year is special for any organisation & I congratulate your institution on this occasion: PM

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First Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 05:09 PM
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